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Semi-Final 1, 2016

Episode 10 of 13

Three of the heat winners join Paul Gambaccini to compete for a place in the 2016 final of the wide-ranging music quiz.

(10/13)
Paul Gambaccini welcomes the first three semi-finalists of the 2016 series to the Radio Theatre in London. The pace really hots up now, as the competitors are all heat winners and will all be keen to secure a place in the series Final in September.

The range of their musical knowledge will be put to the test as Paul asks them to identify (among other things) a Beethoven symphony, a piece of English brass band music and a recent Mark Ronson remix - along with an unexpected version of 'Stand By Me'.

Producer: Paul Bajoria.

28 minutes

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Partita in E Major

    Performer: Jacques Loussier.
    • MUSIC CLUB.
    • MCCD-113.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No. 8 (2nd movement)

    Performer: Nikolaus Harnoncourt. Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe.
    • Teldec.
    • 9031 757709-2.
  • Cassius Clay

    Stand By Me

    • Vol 2 On the Horizon.
    • CDCHD-1116.
  • Mark Ronson

    L.S.F. (Lost Souls Forever) (feat. Kasabian)

    • Sony BMG.
    • 886970-80032.
  • Edward Elgar

    Severn suite Op.87a, arr. for orchestra [orig. for brass band]

    Performer: Elgar Howarth. Performer: Grimethorpe Colliery Band.
    • Polygram.
    • 450 0232.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    The Isle of the Dead, Op 29 (excerpt)

    Performer: Vladimir Jurowski. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • LPO.
    • 0044.
  • Paul McCartney

    Let 'Em In

    Performer: Billy Paul.
    • MUSIC CLUB.
    • MCCD-379.
  • Radiophonic Workshop

  • Desmond Briscoe

    Quatermass And The Pit

    Performer: The BBC Radiophonic Workshop.
    • Grey Area of Mute.
    • MUTE PHONIC-3CD.
  • The BBC Radiophonic Workshop

    Major Bloodknok's Stomach

    • BBC Music.
    • Phonic-3CD.
  • Delia Derbyshire

    Great Zoos Of The World

    Performer: The BBC Radiophonic Workshop.
    • Grey Area of Mute.
    • MUTE PHONIC-3C.
  • A Classical Summer

  • Allan Sherman

    Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah (A Letter From Camp)

    • EMI.
  • Frederick Delius

    Summer Evening

    Performer: Vernon Handley. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Chandos.
    • CHAN-10174X.
  • Joseph Haydn

    The Seasons - Summer (Sie steigt herauf)

    Performer: Schoenberg Choir. Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
    • HMC.
    • 801829.30.
  • David Bowie On Film

  • Ryuichi Sakamoto

    Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence

    Performer: Ryuichi Sakamoto.
    • VIRGIN.
    • CDV-2276.
  • David Bowie

    Underground Labyrinth OST

    Performer: David Bowie.
    • EMI.
    • CDP-746.
  • David Bowie

    Absolute Beginners

    Performer: David Bowie.
    • Virgin.
    • CDV-2386.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Partita in E Major

    Performer: Jacques Loussier.
    • MUSIC CLUB.
    • MCCD-113.

Today's competitors

TIM BETTS, a retired greenkeeper from Aldridge in the West Midlands

GORDON LEEK, an IT consultant from Southport in Lancashire

KEITH LEEMING, a learning and development manager from Coventry.

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